The Ex Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos, and The Pro-Chancellor of Technical University, Ibadan, Prof. Oye Ibidapo-Obe, has been pronounced dead.
The Registrar, The Technical University, Olayinka Balogun, breaking this news in a signed statement, on Sunday.
A fraction of the statement read, “With heavy heart, and submission to the will of God I write to inform Council members of the transition to glory of Professor Oye Ibidapo-Obe, the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council, First Technical University, Ibadan which occurred today, January 3.”
Unverified sources including the UNILAG alumni group Whatsaap platform stated the cause of death is COVID-19 complications.
According go to the group text, it stated: “With great sadness, we announce the passing unto glory a very distinguished alumnus and a past Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos, Professor Oyewusi Ibidapo-Obe, who died this evening from complications of COVID-19.
“We pray that his soul rests in peace and the Lord comfort his family and all of us he left behind.
Late Prof. was an ex-President of the Nigeria Academy of Science. Got his secondary school education at Ilesa Grammar School, Ilesa, Osun State and Igbobi College, Lagos from 1962 to 1968 respectively, before proceeding to the University of Lagos from 1968 to 1971, for tertiary education.
He was a first-class graduate of Mathematics from the University of Lagos, Nigeria, 1971. Acquired his Master of Mathematics degree in Applied Mathematics with a minor in Computer Science in 1973 and also a Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering with specialization in Applied Mechanics/Systems in 1976 both awarded by the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.